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Killings - Gov Lalong Aprroves Bill To Ensure Those Arrested Are Prosecuted In Jo's....

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31st July 2018 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos A bill to ensure those arrested in the wake of the Plateau-attacks be tried in Jos, has been approved by the Plateau State Executive Council at it's meeting of July 31, 2018 presided over by Bar. Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State. A statement by Yakubu Dati the commissioner for information and communication made available to newsmen in Jos reads that the bill which also empowers women to stand as sureties, will be sent to the Plateau State House of Assembly for passage into law. The bill to Establish a law to provide for the Administration of Criminal Justice in Plateau State will revolutionise the criminal justice system in Plateau State.

Ex VC Unijos Cautions Against Incisive Preaching.....

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31st July,2018 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Religious leaders have been cautioned to guard against politically incisive messages that creates division among the people. The former Vice Chancellor of the university of Jos, Professor Monday Mangwvat stated this in Jos at the on going Peace and Security Conference organized by the Plateau Peace Building Agency. Mangvwat who condemned the killings of persons by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen further said  "The crisis is not about Lalong  or any politician, and I urge all citizens of Plateau to support the government to ensure that lasting peace is restored in the state". The conference which ends today  has the  theme, "Resurgence of Violent Attacks in Plateau state, Forging a Multi Stakeholders in Partnership for Peace and Security. It was declared opened by Gov Simon Lalong with keynote address by Charge de Affaires of the United  States Embassy Abuja David Young, amongst other speakers

Peace Building Conferences;The Role Of Youths In Peace Building.....

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31st July,2018 The peace building conference  with the theme"Arresting the resurgence of violent conflict in plateau state " Before the commencement of the panel discussion there was a brief highlights on the need for community collaboration in problem solving in the crisis incidence and it was been briefed by Mrs Isioma from the USIP which she gave a practical example in community collaboration  in solving problems  in crisis situation and we learnt that there is a high need of community collaboration ,cooperation in conflict resolution. The Panel discussion was focused on the role of youths towards peace building efforts . constituted by the chair leader of the panel Mr Peter Mancha UNWomen, president PYC(Dr Fabong Jemchang) Irigwe Youth Movement(IYM) Mr Chinde,(BYM)Berom Youth Mulder Association  Rwas Choji And youth leaders of CAN and Muslim body And summarised by Emma Nanle... in his words, "We need to begin to ask ourselves what is that

Plateau State Peace Building Agency Holds Three Days Peace Conference...

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31st July,  2018 Plateau State Peace Building Agency  headed by Joseph  Lengmang has organised a three (3) day peace conference. The peace conference which commenced on the 30th of July at Crest Hotel, Jos is expected to end on the 1st of August,  2018. Welcoming guests and participants,Director General of the Plateau State Peace Building Agency Joseph Lengmang said the Agency is very concerned that its various interventions alongside CSOs,NGOs and other stakeholders was punctured recently by the resurgence of violent attacks in the State and said it serves as a wake-up call on all to intensify interventions in the areas of peace building. He said such necessitated the kind of stakeholders involved in the conference saying this is the first of the series of face to face interventions being planned by the Agency. Lengmang appreciated the US Embassy, United States Institute Of Peace and the Mercy Corps for supporting the Agency to put up the conference. The co

I'll Remain Focus On The Enthronement Of Peace In Plateau-Gov Lalong..

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30th July,2018 From Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said that his administration will remained focus in the enthronement of peace and unity in the state despite activities of enemies of peace who are bent on dragging the state to the gory past. He said two separate committees have been constituted recently  to work on the safe return and resettlement of all IDPs to their homes and provide humanitarian needs of the victims. Lalong disclosed this on Monday while declaring open a three day Peace and Security Conference, Organised by Plateau Peace Building Agency, title: "The resurgence of Violence in Plateau state: Towards a Multi Stakeholder Partnership for Peace and Security" held at Crest hotel, Jos, Plateau State. "I am saddened by the fact that some of the modest successes we have recorded in our collective efforts to build peace within the last three years, have been undermined by agents of destabilization and enemies of peace.

Plateau killings;Buhari To Honour 83 year old Cleric Who Shielded About 300 People Says Gov Lalong...

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state governor Simon Lalong, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon honour  83 year old Islamic cleric Alhaji Adullahi Abubakar .  Our correspondent reports that Abubakar is the  Muslim cleric who  shielded  about  300 people  who ran to his home when killer herdsmen invaded a community in Barkin Ladi local government the village  in Plateau State and killed dozens of people. The attack  took place in  Plateau villages between Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 in Barkin Ladi local government council of the state . Our correspondent reports that  the  Muslim cleric threw his door open to locals who were running from the attackers in Nghar Yelwa on that day .  The people had been running from neighbouring villages in Barkin Ladi local government area. Many of those the Imam provided shelter were natives  . Our correspondent reports that he  took the women to his personal house first to hide them  and later  hid th

Gov Lalong Declares Open Plateau Peace And Security Conference Open...

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30th July, 2018. The Executive Governor of Plateau, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has declared open a three (3) day conference. Below is his speech at the occasion SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF A THREE DAY PEACE AND SECURITY CONFERENCE WITH THE THEME A RESURGENCE OF VIOLENCE IN PLATEAU STATE: FORGING A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE AND SECURITY, HOLDING FROM THE 30TH JULY, 2018 TO 1ST AUGUST, 2018 AT THE CREST HOTEL, JOS PROTOCOL It gives me great pleasure to be here today in the company of some of the most critical players in our states architecture for Peace and security.  Let me express my profound gratitude to you all for honoring our invitation to participate in this 3-day conference. It is with sadness that I remember the lives we have lost as a result of the systematic attacks which punctuated the peaceful coexistence of our citizens in some Local Government Areas of the State in the last one month. We

Plateau State Government, Stakeholders BrainstormTo End Killings..

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30th July,2018 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state government and stakeholders from  the state on Monday brainstormed in order to end the cycle of violence in the state . Speaking at the peace and security conference in the state organized by the Plateau peace building agency with the theme Resurgence of Violent Attacks in Plateau state ,forging a multi stakeholders in partnership for peace and security ,the state governor Simon Lalong said "It gives me great pleasure to be here in the company of some of the most critical players in our states architecture for Peace and security.  " "It is with sadness that I remember the lives we have lost as a result of the systematic attacks which punctuated the peaceful coexistence of our citizens in some Local Government Areas of the State in the last one month. "We continue to commiserate with all those who have lost their loved ones and will continue to lend support to those IDPs who have lost their home

Gov Lalong Secures Support For Plateau Sate Disability Rights Commission....

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27th July,  2018. Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong's participation at the just concluded "Global Disability Summit" in London has attracted support for the state Disability Rights Commission. According to Hon. Yakubu Dati the Plateau State Commissioner of Information & Communication, Governor Lalong attracted support in the area of Manufacture and distribution of aid devices which are to be delivered to the State between August and September this year. While at the summit, Governor Lalong briefed the organization on the effort of his administration in mainstreaming people with disabilities in his government's policies and programmes, especially, the state Fadama project, Potato value chain scheme as well as the Fadama Micro finance Bank  to boost access to Finance. He also disclosed his administration has taken deliberate measures to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. This, he said is through education, access to quality health

Gov Lalong And His Quest For Sustainable Peace On The Plateau....

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 by: Mpaka Numbere 27th July,2018 There is no doubt that the simmering conflicts and violent attacks over the years in Plateau State has retarded harmonious interaction and rapport among the various ethnic groups in the state that was once a reflection of its slogan (Home of Peace and Tourism), also, these conflicts can be rooted   to   settlers-indigenes   disputes,  unresolved  political   differences, perceived  social   and economic marginalization, bad government policies, high level of unemployment, poverty and inequality in the state’s socio-economic relations, etc. Plateau State has had major outbreaks of violence in 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2010, 2012 and beyond as highlighted thus:September 2001, Violent clashes in Jos with over 3, 000 persons killed, 28 Nov. 2008 Religious violence in the city of Jos over 700 people killed, December 2008 Violent clashes over disputed election result in Jos over 400 people killed, 17–20 January 2009 Resurgence of religious crisis in Jos.

OPSH Parades Suspected Criminals For Gun running ,Arm Robber,Cattle Rustling In Plateau....

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26th July,2018 Operation Safe Haven, the Special taskforce maintaining law and order in Plateau State ,Bauchi and Southern Kaduna  has paraded 10 suspected criminals for various offences including gun running, cattle rustling, armed robber, impersonation and illegal possession of fire arms. Among the suspects paraded was a Police sergeant arrested for gun running. The Media and Information Officer of the taskforce, Major Adam Umar said Sgt. Zakariya John and Sani Mohammed were arrested for gun running while Victor Davou and Dagwom Joshua were arrested for cattle rustling and Mark Utaru, Isa Kabiru and Bitrus Emmanuel were arrested for armed robbery. Major Umar also explained that Patrick Choji and Yakubu Davou were found in possession of fire arms while Sani Haruna was arrested for impersonation. He said the suspects were arrested in Jos north, Jos south, Barkin Ladi and Nasarawa State.   He said Men of the taskforce had used Sani who has been in their custody to lure

Gov Lalong To Strengthen SEMA..

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26th July,2018     By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Simon Lalong has announced that his administration will soon restructure and reorganize the State Emergency Management Agency to make it more responsive to humanitarian and natural disasters.    Lalong, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden announced this when members of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Platform(DMMP) , launched by Christian Aid, an international non governmental organization, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Jos on Thursday .    He further said that the State House of Assembly had already passed the State Emergency Management Agency bill into law, adding that recent developments in the state had made it imperative to improve on the operations of SEMA.    The Governor appreciated the critical role early warning and early response could play in disaster management, and commended Christian Aid for choosing the state for the pilot program.    Ear

FEC Approves Additional #122m For Completion Of Mangu Dam In Plateau....

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26th July,2018 The federal Executive Council(FEC)on Wednesday approved an additional #122.2million for the completion of mangu dam in Plateau. The Minister of water resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu disclosed this when he addressed state house correspondents at the end of the council's meeting which was presided over President Buhari at the Presidential Villa,Abuja. Adamu said that the approval followed memo submitted to the council for the augmentation of revised estimated total cost for the completion of the dam project which was started in 2012.. The council considered a memo for augmentation of what we call the revised estimated total cost for the completion of Mangu water supply project in Plateau State, this project was started in 2012 and between 2014 and 2018 there was no budgetary allocation. "one of the projects that we considered a medium priority after we conducted a technical audit of all abandoned and ongoing project in water resources in mid- 2016."

Breaking News; PLHA Nominates Hon Emmanuel Dakas As New Majority Leader...

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26th July,2018 Reports reaching us now has it that Plateau State house of assembly nominates Hon Emmanuel Dakas from Mangu South constituency as the new majority leader of the house of assembly, He takes over from Hon Naanlong  Daniel . Details later!

Atolagbe's Redeployment Doubts Military's Integrity In Ending Plateau Crisis- CSOs.

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26th July,2018 *Seeks Buhari's order reversing action More protests have continued to greet last Monday's unexpected redeployment of Major General Anthony Atolagbe out of Plateau State as the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, by the Defence Headquarters. A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs under the aegis of  Conference of Harmonised Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria has joined in the fray by describing the transfer of OPSH,a military task force saddled with the responsibility of restoring peace in the crisis-ridden state, as a major affront on the sensibilities of Nigerians. A statement issued by the group after rising from its Extraordinary Emergency General Assembly in Abuja yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the immediate reversal of what it described as "the ill-fated redeployment"  of the OPSH Commander, failure of which it noted, will" put to question the integrity of the nation and her avowed c

Buses And Campaign Material Donated To Plateau APC....

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26th July,2018 Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,APC in Plateau State,Hon Letep Dabang has charged members to continue show uncommon commitment to the growth and development of the party in the state. He has also assured that the party remains committed to creating a level playing field for all that are interested in contesting one position or the other in the forth coming general elections. Letep Dabang was speaking at the state APC secretariat while receiving a donation of two Sharon buses and  several campaign materials for use by two APC groups, The APC LEAGUE OF UNITY and THE APC YOUTH MOBILIZATION. According to the Chairman of the party, the donation of the two buses and campaign materials by an Aspirant for the Jos North/Bassa federal constituency,Hon Yusuf Umaru Dauda goes to show the interest of members in promoting affairs of the party all over the state and country. Earlier while presenting the two buses and campaign materials to the APC  Chairman,Hon Y

Politics of swamping, a huge setbacks to our nascent democracy.

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Posted by John Nyam D. Every democracy in the world has it's story, from nascent to developed, developing or partially developed. The experience of the United States of America is a key example. After it's independence in 1776. History has it that, it took 13 years for the founding fathers to draft a working or workable constitution for the nation. America fought for it's independence, and got it through blood and not through share good luck or goodwill as the case is in Africa and Nigeria in particular.  One of the strongest foreign policy of the United States of America is it's democracy, freedom and liberty. They paid the price and got it right through discipline and constitutionalism.  Since 1999, that the Democratic expeditions of Nigeria started, 18 years after, the democracy is still wobbling and heavily unstable, It is yet to take root or be rooted. This is as a result of too many misgivings, emerging from the activities of the politicians and po

2019- Plateau ANN inaugurates Executives....

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25th July,2018 As the 2019 general elections draws closer   ,a political party Alliance For New Nigeria ANN Plateau state chapter on Wednesday inaugurated its  Executives both at the local government and  Plateau state to move the party forward and ensure victory for them in the elections . Speaking at the occasion in Jos the  newly elected chairman of ANN in the Plateau Hon Senlat Garba , said the party   would rescue Nigeria in 2019 from what it described as the failed leadership of both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He said  Nigerians have a better option in it than in APC and PDP. Speaking after his inauguration ,He said " We have  observed with keen interest the political situations of the country and has come to a conclusion that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has failed in every areas of governance and also  the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed Nigerians in the past

The Cordinator, APC Youths Online Hon Obosco Obadiah Damwaghal Set To Inaugurate Its LGA EXCOs.......

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25th July,2018 The Coordinator of APC Youths Online OBOSCO OBADIAH DAMWAGHAL* Set to unveil/ inaugurate LGA Exco/ward leaders and decorate Patrons. The event which is to take place on: 27/7/2018 10am prompt LGA chambers( secretariat mangu) Below are the successful nominee and rank for the LGA Exco and wars leaders. WILLIAM ANTHONY SECRETARY JAMES DASHANG FINANCIAL  SECRETAEY ISAAC KWARPO OBED PUBLICITY SECRETARY LONGDI ALEXANDER TREASURER JORO PANNAN JOSEPH DIR OF STRATEGY, ACTION AND MOBILIZATION KYESWET TONGMANG. ADVISER. Zonal coordinators are.. TENSE BAMSHAK DAVID Central zone Bitrus Elisha Gindiri zone Prince Yombish Tim zone Ward leaders are: Damak Collins Jipal Charles Polycarp Chakfem Jethro Shikwurang Jacob Mangun Wetleng Geoffrey Bwonpe Nantong Samson Ampang West Abdul Auwal Kerang Nanfwang George Dakurum Kombun Lawrence David Fwangmun Panyam south. Pankyes Kromtit Panyam cental Nanmah Paul Kyahar Pushit

Plateau Killings; Buhari Support Group Flays Redeployment Of Atolagbe OPSH Commander....

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24th July,2018 *Alleges that arrest of herdsmen in connection with Barkin Ladi attaks reason for action *Asks DHQ  to rescind decision Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election project under the aegis of Buhari Tarzarce Vanguard,BTV,  has picked hole in Monday's redeployment of the commander of Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, by the Defence Headquarters, asking the latter to immediately rescind its decision. The group, at a press conference, Tuesday, in Jos, alleged that the courage displayed by the commander in arresting the herdsmen involved in recent attacks on villages and killings in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, was the reason the military authorities moved against the commander. To this end, the group at a press conference addressed by its Coordinator, Alhaji Muhamed Bida, in minna, yesterday  insisted that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, must reverse Atolagbe's redeployment else the Plateau

Plateau State Government Has Constituted Committee For The Return Of IDPs To Their Ancestral Homes....

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24th July,2018 Kilings -Lalong  inaugurates committee to return IDPS to original abodes  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Disturbed by the plight of the Internal Displaced Persons IDPS  in Plateau State, the State government has inaugurated a Committee for their return to their places of original abodes and warned that the government will not tolerate indiscriminate occupation of lands by any group in the name of land grabbing. It would be recalled that over 35,000 persons were displaced and more than 200 people killed recently in Barakin-Ladi  and other local government areas in the state. Also, there is a complain of illegal occupation and destruction of farm lands by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Speaking shortly before the inauguration, Secretary to the State Government Hon. Rufus Bature observed with dismay the indiscriminate occupation of land as a result of the attacks in Barakin-ladi, Riyom, Mangu, Jos South, Jos North and Bokkos local gover